An invitation and a reminder for the next talk in the Kansas Museum of History’s “Museum After Hours” series. This month the talk is on the third Friday, rather than the second one, and is at 6:30 p.m. on November 18.
Jonathan R. Casey, archivist and Edward Jones Research Center manager, The National World War I Museum and Memorial presents “J.R.R. Tolkien and the Battle of the Somme.” This overview of Tolkien’s war service focuses particularly on the Somme, July through October 1916, and how his war experience may have influenced his literary work, namely The Hobbit and the Lord Of The Rings. The presentation includes images from the World War I Museum’s collections that match passages from the books.